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Getting a second opinion before surgery

United States. Health Care Financing Administration

Getting a second opinion before surgery

your choices and Medicare coverage

by United States. Health Care Financing Administration

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Published by Health Care Financing Administration in [Baltimore, MD?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Unnecessary Surgery,
  • Medicare,
  • Prevention,
  • Patient education,
  • Surgery,
  • Second surgical opinion programs,
  • Decision making

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMedicare & you.
    SeriesHCFA publication -- no. 02173., HCFA pub -- no. 02173.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRD31.3 .G48 2000
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2] p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25575138M
    OCLC/WorldCa59553053


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Getting a second opinion before surgery by United States. Health Care Financing Administration Download PDF EPUB FB2

Getting a Second Opinion before Surgery Revised September What’s a second opinion. A second opinion is when another doctor (in addition to your regular doctor) gives his or her view about your health problem Getting a second opinion before surgery book how it should be treated.

Getting a second opinion can help you make a more informed decision about your Size: KB. Getting a Second Opinion before Surgery Revised July What’s a second Getting a second opinion before surgery book.

A second opinion is when a doctor other than your regular doctor gives his or her view about your health problem and.

how it should be treated. Getting a second opinion can help you. Groopman: Absolutely. One, you need all the medical records and any pathology slides or other test results to give to whoever is giving the second opinion.

Two, you want the experts to discuss in. When getting another doctor’s opinion, keep these steps in mind: Find out if it’s covered. Many health care plans cover second opinions, but it’s good to find out before you make an appointment.

getting a second medical opinion; Why it's worth getting a second medical opinion. Taking hip replacement surgery as an example, –16 data shows that OOP costs Author: Karina Bray. Before closing the incision, he or she bends and rotates your knee, testing and balancing it to ensure that it functions properly.

Expect knee replacement surgery to last about two hours. After knee replacement surgery. After surgery, you're wheeled to a recovery room for one to two hours.

Here are some of Torrey’s tips for getting a second opinion: Pursue a second opinion if your treatment is toxic, invasive or lifelong (say, a cholesterol-lowering statin drug).Author: Kristine Crane. treated. Getting a second opinion can help you make a more informed decision about your care.

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps pay for a second opinion before surgery. When your doctor says you have a health problem that needs surgery, you have the right to the following: • Know and understand your treatment choices.

• Have another. While total knee surgery is a common procedure with a high success rate in the US, getting a second opinion is still recommended. Each surgeon has had a specific training and education, and more experience with certain procedures over others.

Some surgeons embrace Getting a second opinion before surgery book technologies and methods while others are more traditional in their practice. After the second opinion.

If the second doctor agrees with the first, you can feel more confident this is the best treatment plan for you. If the second opinion is different from the first, these are some things you can do next: Make an appointment with Author: Stacy Simon.

If you have time to seek a second opinion before a serious surgery, it’s a good idea. One study found that Getting a second opinion before surgery book of general surgery patients experience complications, so it’s a big risk to take.

She had the surgery and just as he said, it was a synovial cyst and she was back to work in 2 weeks. So I followed her lead.

I made an appointment with an orthopedist I have known long time to get a second opinion about elbow surgery. If I can heal without it, I don’t want surgery.

He thinks Getting a second opinion before surgery book can heal by doing physical therapy so he sent me.

Obtaining a Second Opinion Asking another physician/surgeon for a second opinion is an important step in ensuring that this particular procedure is the best option for you. A second opinion can help you make an informed decision about the best treatment for your condition and can help you weigh the risks and benefits against possible.

Here are eight common surgical procedures that might not be necessary. Total hip surgery is a major time commitment (you could be recovering for up to two months). It’s also a major lifestyle change, and usually expensive. Getting a second opinion will ultimately help you to gain perspective on the condition you have, possible non-surgical alternatives, and then the specific surgical procedure that is best for you.

Getting a second opinion before undergoing hip surgery may be a smart move for you. Learn when it's a good idea and what questions to ask the new orthopedist. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Epilepsy, or recurrent seizures, is one of the most common conditions affecting the brain. About million Americans have epilepsy, andmore people are diagnosed with the disorder every year.

However, about 30% of patients referred to epilepsy centers are. But asking for a second opinion isn't second guessing; it's actually being a first-rate patient. It's taking a very active role in your treatment and recovery. Spine surgery is a major operation, and deciding whether or not to have it is a very personal decision.

The patient had sought a second opinion from the other ophthalmologist regarding dry eye syndrome, a condition everyone admitted had pre-existed the cataract surgery. Before all the pertinent facts were identified, the second ophthalmologist informed the patient that the IOL was put in backwards.

An occasional series of health questions, answered. Q: I've been diagnosed with cancer and hope for a second opinion before I start treatment. I'd like to ask my oncologist for a referral, but. Foot and ankle surgery: Everyone should get a second opinion on every elective surgery.

Our first focus when providing second surgical opinions is to determine whether you actually need surgery.

In almost every elective condition of the feet and ankles we consider surgery only as a last resort. Health Tip: Getting a Second Opinion Before Surgery -- Before having major surgery, it may be helpful to get a second opinion on whether the procedure is medically necessary.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services suggests getting a second opinion if. Before scheduling an appointment for a second opinion, check with your insurer to see if they cover second opinions, and if so, what restrictions are in place.

Some health plans require a second opinion and will pay for it in full. Others will pay for it if you seek a second opinion from a specialist within their health care or insurance on: Forest Ave SuiteRichmond,VA. When to Get a Second Medical Opinion. or advised you to have major surgery.

Before panicking or following a drastic course of treatment, get a second opinion. Not only can a medical evaluation Author: Nellie S. Huang. I am a Dental Hygienist (20+ years) and my daughter had 5 or 6 opinions/quotes before we chose the orthodontist we wanted.

She was the most expensive but we have been very happy and after 2 1/2 years she has maybe months left. I would always get a 2nd or 3rd opinion for ortho. A second opinion can also provide information and ideas that help in clarifying next steps. That was the case with Donna Heckler.

When she was diagnosed with breast cancer inher first doctor wanted to do immediate surgery. 4 Hysterectomy is one treatment for many diseases and conditions.

A hysterectomy may save your life if: • you have cancer of the uterus or ovaries, or. Getting a second opinion. If you want to get a second opinion: If you have to undergo a treatment, surgery or take medication with concerning side effects, you have the right to ask about all your options and seek a second opinion if you want to.

Second opinions. Getting a second medical opinion from another doctor is a smart idea that may offer you a fresh perspective and additional options for treating your back condition so you can make a more informed decision. Or, if the second doctor agrees with your current one, it can give you some : Jim T.

Miller. The practice of getting a second opinion before undergoing major medical treatment is probably as old as professional medicine.

Employers, health plans and individuals have long sought out a Author: Joanne Sammer. If the doctor comes to know that his patient has taken a second opinion it does not bother him one bit.

At times the patients or the relative accompanying may want a second opinion but they never ask the doctor to his face. They do so very indirec. 8 weeks after surgery I am very unhappy with the results. The incision was under the arm and implant under the muscle. Surgery went well recovery was fast but one month after surgery I notice only one implant had dropped into new crease and spoke to surgeon about my concerns who told me just to keep an eye on it and to come back in a year.

Remember, a second opinion is not necessarily better than a first opinion and, whether there is agreement or disagreement, the final decision will be yours. It's a decision that should be made with all the facts, so don't hesitate to discuss with your surgeon any questions or concerns you may have.

Surgery by Surgeons. The sooner the better. In fact, you could ask the doctor who says you need surgery for a recommendation for a second opinion before you even leave the office. You certainly don’t want to wait until the operation is about to be done.

Give yourself as much time as possible to collect the necessary information to make an informed choice. request that you seek a second opinion through the Health Decision Support Program with prior to having the surgery. If you decline to use the second opinion service for these four procedures, that’s your choice.

But by doing so, you will be responsible for an. additional $ added to your total claim cost for the procedure, whether or.